Steven Berkoff Facts:
Steven Berkoff height: 5 feet & 9 inches
Weight: 87 kg (193 pounds)
Age: 77 years (August 3, 1937)
Highly acclaimed British actor, director, author, & playwright Steven Berkoff continues to locate the yardstick in astonishing, intense acts on both screen & stage. The actor has now stepped into 77 years of his life, however shows activism in several filming ventures. Best noted for his numerous villainous roles, Steven has chubby out frame weighing more or less 87 kg. As for his height, he has an average stature listed to be approximately 5 feet & 9 inches.
Steven Berkoff’s actual birth name is revealed to be Leslie Steven Berks. He was born in Stepney, a district lying in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London’s East End, United Kingdom, on 3rd of August, 1937. All through the early days, his mom, Pauline (nee Hyman) was busy with her daily domestics & his dad, Alfred Berks served as a tailor. Steven belongs to a Jewish family, originally from Russia & Romania. His dad has abbreviated the surname of his family to “Berks” in order to assist the family’s adaptation into Britain. Steven later affixed “off” to his surname, & continued by his mid name. From 1948 to 1950, he was a scholar at the Raine’s Foundation Grammar School, located in his hometown & later attended the Hackney Downs School & the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, both in London. Eventually, he joined the L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq & completed graduation at age 28.
Steven Berkoff joined the Her Majesty’s Theatre’s Repertory Company in Barrow-in-Furness & earned his theatre training, for about 2 months, in the year 1962. Equal to his acting, he is also a distinct theatre director & playwright, with an inimitable style of performing & writing. Following a successful career in theatre, this multitalented personality started earning notoriety for his villainous roles in movies such as “Octopussy” (1983), “Rambo: First Blood Part II” (1985), “Beverly Hills Cop” (1984), among others. He has also played diverse characters in films such as “Prisoner of Rio” (1988), “Revolution” (1985), “Flynn” (1996), “Fair Game” (1995), “Legionnaire” (1998), “The Cottage” (2008), “The Big I Am” (2010), “The Tourist” (2010), “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2011), “Moving Target” (2011) & “Katherine of Alexandria” (2014), to name a few. In television, Steven has landed roles in numbers of note worthy series, including “UFO” “The Avengers”, “Children of Dune”, “The Road to Coronation Street”, “The Borgias”, “Doctor Who”, “Witches of East End”, & so forth.
Moreover to his on & off screen filming ventures, Steven Berkoff has even made his appearances on different programs for radio. For his tremendous work in entertainment, the actor has been decorated with an array of award titles & nominations. He has also shown his activism in different religious as well as political stuffs. After following divorce with both of his wives, Alison Minto (first) & Shelley Lee (second), Steven currently resides in London with his sweetheart, Clara Fisher.